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Content Distribution from one Publish Instance to other publish instance and author instance

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Hello, I'm looking to synch the content between my publish instances and also the author instance. I believe the Sling Content Distribution (SCD) model can be used. I referred to the user/groups sync article @ User Synchronization and https://sling.apache.org/documentation/bundles/content-distribution.html

By content, i'm looking for content pages, tags or it could be assets as well.  i have done the configurations listed @ https://sling.apache.org/documentation/bundles/content-distribution.html I understand we need to create a listener for polling the change on the particular node (/content/cq:tags or /content/mysite or /content/dam/mysite) and then call the distribution API for triggering actual content distribution. Any idea how the distribution API needs to be called within this listeners? I did not find any documentation around sample use case where this type of sync is done by calling Distribution API. Can you provide suggestion/steps/samples? Any other configurations needs to be done?

Has anyone implemented the content/asset sync in their project. Any help on this is much appreciated. Thank you.

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In theory, you can distribute any type of node via Sling User Synchroimniztaion service. For that you need simply ad a type of a node into "AEM Communities User Sync Listener":

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You need to keep in mind, that

-  Sling User Synchroimniztaion meant to sync between publish instances; the common use case is sync of a user created on a one publish to all other publish AEM in a publish farm.

- It uses the author for communication, however, it does not replicate content from publish to author. For that, you need to set a reverse replication

- What is your use case so you need to create "content/cq:tags or /content/mysite or /content/dam/mysite" on publish? I believe that you will create those on author and hence you should employ a standard replication process.

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Hey Nilesh, Were you able to resolve the issue and call the distribution APIs from withing the listeners ?

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In theory, you can distribute any type of node via Sling User Synchroimniztaion service. For that you need simply ad a type of a node into "AEM Communities User Sync Listener":

1830622_pastedImage_0.png

You need to keep in mind, that

-  Sling User Synchroimniztaion meant to sync between publish instances; the common use case is sync of a user created on a one publish to all other publish AEM in a publish farm.

- It uses the author for communication, however, it does not replicate content from publish to author. For that, you need to set a reverse replication

- What is your use case so you need to create "content/cq:tags or /content/mysite or /content/dam/mysite" on publish? I believe that you will create those on author and hence you should employ a standard replication process.